Human Rights Commission of Maldives (HRCM) has stressed that law enforcement authorities must execute its responsibilities to the fullest extent in order to ensure that the society does not live in a constant state of fear and apprehension.
In a statement HRCM today claimed that the failure of justice for victims of crimes, just punishment for criminals and repeat offenders roaming free has contributed to the increased trepidation of the public. Hence HRCM urged law enforcement authorities to play the respective roles to the best of its ability in order to ensure that the society is protected from crime and justice, law and order prevail in the nation.
HRCM also noted that criminals must be isolated from society and need to be monitored and rehabilitated during their incarceration. Such criminals must only be re-introduced to society in accordance with the laws and regulations governing this nation, HRCM said.
In the statement HRCM also called on councils to assume a more active role in the efforts to curb the soaring crime rate.
“Hence this Commission calls on the government, other institutions, political parties and civil society to work together in harmony to protect human rights in the country,” statement added.